The Importance of Learning from Averted and Completed School Attacks
National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS), 2019
In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Frank Straub and Jeff Allison provide an overview of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services-funded Averted School Violence (ASV) database and its application to higher education. The database is a free resource for those who play a role in school safety across the country at both the K-12 and higher education levels. The ASV database is used to collect, analyze, and share information on both averted and completed acts of violence in schools that have occurred post-Columbine. Frank discusses key findings from the ASV database and from a National Police Foundation study that compared averted incidents of school violence to completed incidents. Kristina Anderson, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor, shares lessons learned from the Virginia Tech shooting. Her powerful story, including insight about threat assessment and other key areas of violence prevention, are valuable for anyone involved in campus safety.